Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Research Based On Bad Assumptions

What was I just saying about smart people with bad assumptions?

Dr. Joy Bliss over at Maggie's passed along Scott Alexander's essay over at Slate Star Codex about twenty years of building a house of cards around a possible connection between 5-HTTLPR and mood disorders. I don't usually pay much attention to doctors talking about genes, epigenetics, or what receptors are being targeted unless I have a specific reason, but even I have heard of this lots over the years.

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